Business Conduct and Ethics

Global Code of Conduct, Business Conduct Information Form, Global Policies

We place significant focus on governance issues, from the Board to our Partners and all employees. 

Upon joining the company, all new employees must participate, through the company’s learning and development platform the ERM Academy, in interactive, web-based training. In addition, existing employees are required to take refresher training through the ERM Academy. Every Partner must complete an annual self-certification on compliance with our anti-bribery and corruption policies. Outside legal counsel advises the Board on how to operate effectively and in accordance with its roles and responsibilities.

We apply our business conduct and ethics commitments across every ERM office and activity, every day, with the involvement and awareness of all our employees. All employees and Partners are held responsible for compliance with ERM's Global Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and Global Policies and Procedures.

Learn more in our Sustainability Report 2019

ERM Global Code of Conduct and Global Policies and Procedures

ERM Global Code of Conduct

The following ethical principles support our ERM business strategies and our commitment to respect and consideration for all our people. We will be guided by these principles as we work with colleagues, clients and the communities in which we do business.

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Supplier/Subcontractor Business Conduct Information Form

Suppliers and subcontractors of ERM: please provide information concerning your company and business conduct practices, using the form at the link below. Instructions for returning the information to ERM are contained in the form. Thank you for your cooperation in meeting ERM’s commitment to ethical principles and professional conduct.

Global Requirements for Suppliers and Subcontractors

Modern Slavery Act Statement

The purpose of this policy is to support international efforts against slavery, child labor and human trafficking in conformance with the ERM Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015, and other applicable international laws.

Slavery, Child Labor and Human Trafficking Policy (84KB PDF)

Modern Slavery Act Statement

Global Diversity and Inclusion Policy

We believe our most important strength is our employees.Due to our principles of Respect and Collaboration, ERM is committed to diversity and to equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. We seek to provide a work environment where all employees have the opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute to ERM’s success. Our objective is for the diversity of our employees to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we do business, and for ERM to respect the customs and cultures of those communities.

Global Diversity and Inclusion Policy (PDF)

ERM Global Policy on Insider Trading

The purpose of the Insider Trading Policy is to provide support with securities legislation globally regarding material, non-public information. 

Insider Trading Policy (PDF)

Data Privacy Policy

ERM is committed to protecting the privacy of personal data and maintaining the principles of integrity and trust in the course of our business. We have therefore developed ERM’s Data Privacy Policy (in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation). In this Policy we describe: 

  1. the kinds of personal data that we may collect about you;
  2. how we may collect and use that data;
  3. the lawful purposes for which we may process your personal data; and
  4. how we may share data across different locations. 

The Policy also sets out your data protection rights and offers information on how to contact us with questions / queries about your personal data.

Data Privacy Policy

Global Tax Policy

ERM recognises that the tax it pays and collects is an important part of the Group’s wider economic and social impact, and that this plays a key role in the development of the countries where it operates. The purpose of this policy is to communicate the framework in which tax is managed within ERM.

Global Tax Policy (PDF)

Global Mobile Phone Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish a global standard regarding the prohibition of use of any Mobile/Cell phones, Computers and all other Personal Digital Assistants or similar electronic devices (PDAs) while operating a personal, company-owned or rental vehicle as part of the Company’s Health & Safety requirements. In addition, this policy clarifies ERM’s position in respect of any devices used for navigation while operating vehicles as set out above.

ERM Mobile Phone Policy (PDF)

Business Conduct and Ethics Contact

If you have questions or concerns on ERM's Business Conduct and Ethics, please contact us through ERM’s Business Conduct Mailbox.

Please note - for inquiries on business opportunities, invoicing and projects with ERM, please use our general contact us form.

Our Global Sustainability Policy

Read ERM’s Global Sustainability Policy, defining the company’s role in supporting social and economic development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. (137KB PDF)

Contact Us

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